​Entrance exams 2015

 

Eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance exams. Applicant's eligibility to apply is based on the certificate photocopies received by the Admissions services by 10th February 2015 15:00 Finnish time. All eligible applicants are required to participate and pass the entrance exams for the degree programme he/she is applying to in order to be considered for admission. Only applicants who have received the invitation may participate in the entrance examinations. Information on this page is still subject to change.

Some degree programmes may have preliminary materials for the entrance exams. The entrance exam generally contains a written part (essay, multiple choice questions) and an interview.

Samples of entrance exams from previous years are not available.

Degree programme specific entrance exam information below:

 

Business Management

All eligible applicants will be invited to sit a UAS entrance examination. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question.

Universities of applied sciences may engage in co-operation where programmes in the same admission group will accept an entrance examination taken at another university of applied sciences as such.

The Degree Programme in Business Management uses the same entrance examination as the Degree Programme in International Business and is included in the same admission group. The national entrance examination will be organised in Finland on Wednesday, 22 April 2015.

The entrance examination consists of the following sections: an essay, multiple-choice questions, a section measuring mathematical/logical thinking  and an interview. The examination includes a compulsory section measuring English language proficiency. Applicants must complete all sections to an acceptable standard.  Preliminary material for exam.

 

Business Information Technology

All eligible applicants will be invited to sit a UAS entrance examination. The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question.

Universities of applied sciences may engage in co-operation where programmes in the same admission group will accept an entrance examination taken at another university of applied sciences as such.

The national entrance examination for the Degree Programme in Business Information Technology will be organised in Finland on Thursday, 23 April 2015 and the programme forms a separate admission group. The entrance examination consists of the following three sections: a written assignment based on advance material, an assignment measuring mathematical/logical reasoning and a group discussion or an interview measuring study skills.The examination assesses aptitude for the field, study skills and acting in a team, verbal and written expression skills as well as mathematical/logical reasoning skills. Preliminary material for exam.

Security Management

The entrance examination for the Degree Programme in Security Management will be organised in Finland on Tuesday, 21 April 2015, and the programme forms a separate admission group. The examination consists of a written and verbal section. The written section comprises an essay based on an article and mathematical/logical assignments. The verbal section comprises an interview or a group discussion measuring motivation.


Restaurant Entrepreneurship

The common section of the national entrance examination in the Tourism, Catering and Domestic Services field will be held in Finland on Friday, 24 April 2015.

The entrance examination places emphasis on aptitude for the field, motivation and mother tongue, English language and problem-solving skills as well as mathematical/logical thinking.

Universities of applied sciences engage in admissions co-operation and will accept an entrance examination taken at another university of applied sciences as such. The universities of applied sciences engaged in admissions co-operation are listed on www.opintopolku.fi (in Finnish). The examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question. More specific information is available in the UAS applicant’s guides or on their websites.

Nursing and Social Services
Exam date 15th - 17th April 2015.
An entrance examination in Health Care and Social Services places emphasis on aptitude for the field by assessing motivation and social, learning and work skills. Those admitted to programmes are required to have a suitable health status for the field.  Preliminary material for exam.
 

 

Entrance exam cooperation 2015

Each degree programme generally has its own entrance exam. However, many UAS are in entrance examination co-operation which means the applicant writes one exam and the co-operating UAS accept the exam result. You can apply to a maximum of six UAS/degree programmes in your application form. Your highest option of the co-operating UAS sends the invitation to the entrance examinations and your lower option UAS will accept the result if it belongs to the same co-operating exam group. If you apply to degree programmes that are not in entrance exam co-operation together, you will receive seperate invitations to each entrance exam.  More information for 2015 to be updated.

 

Exams outside Finland 2015

Laurea UAS belongs to the FINNIPS network which arranges entrance exams outside Finland.

In spring 2015 the Laurea entrance exams for the degree programmes in Business Management, Business Information Technology, Restaurant Entrepreneurship and Security Management  will be arranged via the FINNIPS  network in the following countries. According the the network's guidelines, applicants who live in the listed exam countries as well as in the specified neighbouring countries (mentioned below in the brackets) are invited to take the entrance examinations in locations outside Finland.Please note that changes may occur.

    Brazil: São Paulo (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina)

    China: Guangzhou and Wuhan (Hong Kong, Japan, South-Korea, Mongolia)

    Estonia: Tallinn

    Germany: Ludwigshafen (Austria, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland)

    Great Britain: London (Ireland, USA, Canada)

    Hungary: Budapest (Slovenia, Croatia)

    Latvia: Riga (Lithuania)

    Poland: Warsaw (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Moldova)

    Russia: Dmitrov, Murmansk, St.Petersburg (any other CIS, e.g. Belarus, Ukraine)

    Turkey: Istanbul (Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Kosovo, Cyprus, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Israel, United Arab Emirates)

    Vietnam: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines)

 

 The Laurea Nursing and Laurea Social Services entrance exams will be arranged in Finland only.